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Quick Creamed Spinach Recipe

Quick Creamed Spinach Recipe

The inspiration for this creamy side dish came from a local restaurant. I lightened up the original recipe by using fat-free half-and-half and fat-free cream cheese. I goes great with most any entree. —Susan Geddie of Harker Heights, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups fat-free half-and-half
  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen leaf spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese, divided


  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute onion and garlic in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually whisk in half-and-half until blended. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • 2. Add the cream cheese, salt, nutmeg and pepper, stirring until cream cheese is melted. Stir in spinach and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese; heat through. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 131 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 704mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 26, 2014

"My husband has a garlic allergy so I left that out. It was still delicious."

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

"This was very good and so easy to make. The leftovers the next day were even better. I'll be making this again since I love creamed spinach. Thanks for sharing the recipe!"

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"This was really good and easy to make, my kids would like me to make this as part of our Christmas dinner - Wonderful!"

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2009

"This was delicious. I even got my 2 year old to take a few bites. I'll be making it again."

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